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19:00 - 23:00 7 March 2016

Jack Drum’s Entertainment by John Marston


Bloomsbury Studio | UCL Bloomsbury Theatre (link Map)
15 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AH | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £9 Full Price; £7 Concessions; £5 UCL Students
Ticketing: Ticketed

In Renaissance London, the cynical Ned Planet observes the changing fortunes of two aristocratic heiresses and their social network: Katherine is courted by the impoverished but loyal Pasquil, while her sister, Camelia, vacillates between an army of suitors according to the self-interested advice of her serving maid, Winifred.

John Marston’s acerbic city comedy was last performed by the Children of Paul’s in 1600. With its obsession with lust, money and double-dealing and its dense Shakespearean allusion, Jack Drum’s Entertainment is the best Elizabethan comedy you’ve never seen. It will be performed by a new group of 11 to 19 year-olds from The Young Actors Company, one of the most highly regarded theatre companies in Cambridgeshire, especially trained by leading academics and practitioners from UCL and KCL. It will be brought back to life in a Georgian setting, with Marston’s original lyrics set to fresh compositions, performed live by the company.


UCL Bloomsbury Theatre
+44 (0)20 3108 1000 | boxoffice@thebloomsbury.com


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